MULTI-DISC 40TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY
COMING AUGUST 1 2014
Iconic Australian singer-songwriter and ARIA Hall of Fame recipient Richard Clapton is this year celebrating the fortieth anniversary of his debut album, and to celebrate, Festival Records and Warner Music have announced the forthcoming release of the multi-disc Richard Clapton set Best Years 1974-2014 / The 40th Anniversary Collection. To be released August 1 2014, the collection’s release coincides with the much-anticipated publication of Clapton’s memoir, entitled The Best Years of Our Lives, through Allen & Unwin.
Comprised of three CDs and a DVD, Best Years 1974-2014 / The 40th Anniversary Collection will feature nearly four hours of classic Clapton recordings spanning his whole career, alongside, for the first time on DVD, the legendary 1988 concert film The Best Years of Our Lives.
The three CDs cover the length and breadth of Clapton’s oeuvre and include the classic hits like “Deep Water”, “Girls On The Avenue”, “Goodbye Tiger”, “Capricorn Dancer”, “I Am An Island” and “Down In the Lucky Country”, as well as other fan favourites, deep album cuts, non-album singles and a few unreleased tracks. The lavishly packaged set will also feature remastered sound, and include numerous rare images and liner notes from rock critics Toby Creswell and David ‘Dr Pepper’ Pepperell.
Best Years 1974-2014 / The 40th Anniversary Collection will be an in-depth look at a great Australian artist and is, as 1970’s rock scribe Dr Pepper puts it, ‘absolutely our finest ever singer-songwriter’.
Richard Clapton’s Best Years 1974-2014 / The 40th Anniversary Collection – out on Festival Records through Warner Music Australia on August 1 2014.
His memoir The Best Years of Our Lives will be out through Allen & Unwin in early August 2014.